| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Your health section recently noted that a Hopkins dean was among those who want to eradicate polio ("Hopkins dean joins effort to eradicate polio," April 21).
I believe we all ascribe to that hope. My comment comes from the point of view of all the work...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Rebecca Rigger, a League of Women Voters activist who monitored the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of a heart attack March 25 at her Monkton home. She was 85.
Born Rebecca Rogers in Big Island, Va., she was raised at an apple orchard in the...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going.
Daisy must be awfully good with...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Polioencephalomacia (polio) is a disease that can become a problem in some sheep flocks, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden warns.
It is characterized by the death of brain cells and is different from human...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is among a group of leading scientists that has joined an initiative to eradicate polio.
Dr. Michael J. Klag signed a declaration last week endorsing a Polio Eradication Endgame Strategic...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24).
Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Rev. Ed Poling had his concerns when he arrived at Hagerstown’s City Park on Friday afternoon and saw fire engines parked near the lake, threatening to interfere with his plans.
But by the time the annual Good Friday Walk began, the trucks had...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions.
While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...
| Feb 21, 2012
Dr. Renato Dulbecco, an Italian American virologist who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for demonstrating how certain types of viruses invade mammalian cells to cause cancer, died of natural causes Sunday at his home in La Jolla....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday.
Lacks' great-granddaughters, born about half a century after her...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Former WBEZ-FM 91.5 PR director Merillee Clark Redmond has sent over this remembrance Carole Nolan, who transformed the station from a sleepy, part-time classroom-of-the-air outlet to a full-service public radion station, died early this morning at age...